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ECM and Braase lift the prizes at Daimler Carrier Day

At the annual Daimler European Carrier Awards the prize for passenger vehicle deliveries went to UK-based ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service Ltd). Braase GmbH & Co. KG took the award for commercial vehicle deliveries.

Jan 6, 2012
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There was a special posthumous award for Willi Helf, founder of Helf Automobil-Logistik GmbH who sadly died in 2011. The award was a tribute to his outstanding life’s work. His human and entrepreneurial skills are highly valued in the industry today. Founded in October 2001, the company under his leadership won first prize in the category of commercial vehicles a total of six times from 2004 to 2009. This was based on an exemplary customer focus combined with outstanding quality management.

"Our brand message 'the best or nothing' is exactly our claim in vehicle logistics,” said Egon Christ, who is responsible for the worldwide transport logistics of Daimler vehicles at the awards ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz truck plant in Wörth. “Our promise is fully redeemed only when our vehicles arrive on time and in perfect condition with the customer. Our winners this year have internalised this philosophy in a particular way."

First prize in the car category went to ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd of Carlisle, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. The company distributes Daimler cars in the UK and is the first British winner of the award. The company was cited as having the best overall performance, resulting from perfect loading activities, consistently punctual delivery and highly trained staff.

In the category of commercial vehicles the prize was awarded this year to the Fockbek, Germany based company Braase GmbH & Co. KG. In addition to its highly professional vehicle loading, its absolutely damage free transport led to the decision.

The European Carrier Award for Passenger Cars was presented for the twelfth time and the European Carrier Award for Commercial Vehicles for the eighth time. Since 2004, the basis for the evaluation of logistics services providers for cars and trucks has been defined key figures. During the year, all vehicle damage with regard to transport, transport times, the quality of vehicle shipping and the general condition of the equipment are continuously monitored and evaluated.

The Daimler European Carrier Day is the industry's most important forum for the approximately 110 companies operating in Europe for Daimler in the finished vehicle transportation sector. 

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